The Greetings series of stamps have been some of the most colourful stamps issued by An Post. Despite the prevalence of electronic forms of communication such as e-mail, e-invites and e-cards, personal messages sent through the post remain popular both with adults and children. 'Greeting' stamps are designed with this in mind and brighten up greeting cards and personal messages.
Over the years, An Post has used some of Ireland's most talented illustrators and artists to design the Greetings stamps. Steve Simpson illustrated the 2008 series.
The 2008 Greetings stamps feature a funky fabric elephant and a patchwork frog on the stamps. A cat in a hot-air balloon is used for the First Day Cover.
Date of Issue: 11 February 2008